Id like to honour the Cumbrian Lad
Wholl do owt fer a laff*, without being a Cad
Wholl gurn** through a horse-collar
And not ask half-a-dollar***
Nor mind being thought to be mad!

* Northern English dialect = do anything for a laugh
** Gurning
***English slang for two-shillings-and-sixpence (old money) dates from the long-past time when the US dollar was worth five GB shillings


I'm immortal until proven otherwise